Elsevier and the Dutch Fulbright Center Start Collaboration to Support Early Career Researchers in the Netherlands

Amsterdam, November 27, 2012 Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announces its collaboration with the Dutch division of the Fulbright Center, a bi-national non-profit organization focused on enhancing the collaboration between the United States and the Netherlands in science.

The collaboration between Elsevier and the Dutch Fulbright Center aims to provide support and guidance to young researchers in the Netherlands in the broadest sense. Activities will range from providing advice in relation to writing and publishing research papers, networking, funding and career planning. Planned Elsevier- Fulbright activities are:

  • Participation in Elsevier’s Early Career Researcher Program; workshops in which young researchers are advised on how they can successfully write and publish their research papers and on how to get funding for conducting research abroad through a Fulbright scholarship.
  • Sponsoring of two Elsevier / Fulbright PhD scholarships in 2013 (more information available at www.fulbright.nl).
  • Providing free access to ScienceDirect and Scopus from 2013 onwards for Dutch Fulbright Scholars.

"A Fulbright scholarship stands for more than financial support alone. It provides guidance, opens doors to social events and other career-building activities," said Marcel Oomen, Director of the Dutch Fulbright Center. “Our participation in Elsevier’s Early Career Researcher Program is a new part of our own program, as is the service that our grantees now have free access to ScienceDirect and Scopus. We are very happy to be working with Elsevier and hope it will enrich the experience of our grantees.”

Martin Tanke, Managing Director Journals at Elsevier, added, "In today's competitive academic world it is a challenge for young researchers to build a successful research career. At Elsevier we aim to provide optimal career guidance and support to researchers who want to build their careers more effectively."

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About Fulbright Center
The Fulbright Center is a bi-national, non-profit organization established by international agreement between the United States of America and the Kingdom of The Netherlands. It promotes educationalco-operation by administering educational exchange programs between the two countries, such as the Fulbright Program, and provides information on study, research and internships in the United States.

Board of the Fulbright Center

Honorary Co-Chairmen:
Minister of Education, Culture and Science; Ambassador of the United States of America, The Hague
Executive Committee:
Ms. Jill ADLER, J.D., Director East-West Parliamentary Practice Project (Chairperson)
Ms. Pauline VAN DER MEER MOHR, President of Erasmus University Rotterdam (Vice-Chairperson)
Mr. Cees VAN GESSEL, former Group Executive Vice President, ABN-AMRO Bank N.V., Amsterdam (Treasurer)
Ms. Angela CERVETTI, Deputy Public Affairs Attaché, U.S Embassy, The Hague (Alternate Treasurer).

Other Members of the Board:
Mr. Buford ALEXANDER, Former Director, McKinsey & Company, Amsterdam
Prof. Dr. James KENNEDY, Professor of History, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Mr. Jules KORTENHORST, Former Chief Executive Officer, European Climate Foundation, The Hague
Ms. Pauline KRUSEMAN, Former Director of the Amsterdams Historisch Museum
Prof. Dr. Ruth OLDENZIEL, Professor at the Technical University of Eindhoven and Associate Professor at the Universiteit van Amsterdam
Dr. Graham SHARMAN, Emeritus Professor at the Technical University of Eindhoven

About Elsevier’s Early Career Researcher Program
Elsevier’s Global Early Career Researcher Program was first established in 2006 with the aim of supporting and advising in the career development of young researchers. In close collaboration with universities and research institutes across the globe, Elsevier organizes workshops for young researchers. During these workshops researchers learn firsthand how the process of publishing research works exactly, which steps are involved and how they can increase their chances of becoming successful authors and reviewers.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics company that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics to professionals and business customers, in a wide range of industries. www.elsevier.com

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